Thursday, September 17, 2015

Parkmall Mandaue

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Consolacion Parish Church

Cebu is abound with churches. The ratio of the churches to the towns of Cebu is one-on-one, and in the city of Cebu, one could just turn around a corner and find one. And inspite of the numbers, the churches are not empty symbols of Christianity here, but they are mostly always full on Sundays which make them thriving and vibrant communities.

A Sunday Mass

Consolacion Church filled up with church-goers

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Montebello Villa Hotel

Before international brand hotels came to Cebu, Montebello was one of the first nice hotels established in Cebu.  I think it first came into operation sometime in the early 1970's. Although probably considered old, still it has a certain charm that can still compete with the new kids on the block today. In fact many Cebuanos probably will go nostalgic remembering some important events of their lives being held here.

What I like about Montebello is that it does not feel like a hotel. It's more like feeling like a guest or visitor of a relative or friend who has this grand beautiful villa.  It has a spacious garden and a medium sized swimming pool. And although their restaurants are not quite grand or fancy, but from what little food I've tried, they were quite tasteful...


Front Desk

Some rooms on the ground floor

Our room on the second floor

Their bathroom is nice but small but still okay

Function Room

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

St. Joseph Parish Church and Mandaue City Hall

Mandaue City is the industrial hub of Cebu. It is the home of probably 90% of the manufacturing companies in Cebu. It is vibrant and is still phenomenally growing.  Business establishments gobble up every remaining space available and traffic has become horrendous.  The price of progress indeed...

St. Joseph Church from across Mandaue City Hall

St. Joseph Church up close

Church architecture is modern

That is Mandaue City Hall across the church

That's the rotunda across the church and City Hall

The chapel of Our lady of Manaoag at the side of the church

Our Lady of Manaoag in St. Joseph Church

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Kit beside Senor Santo Nino